Wells-next-the-Sea

Primary & Nursery School

Year 2

Staff: Mrs Norman, Miss Myhill and Mrs Chesterman

Maths

This half-term, Year 2 are learning about place value and what each digit represents. We will also practise our counting and recognition of numbers to 100. We will use lots of different resources to help us with our learning.

We will also continue to think about how we know our answers and how we can explain this. 

English

We will start our year by reading a text called The Great Fire of London, this will include asking and answering questions, designing a poster and also writing a diary entry. We will then go onto reading another text related to our topic called A Walk in London.

We will also be improving our spelling, punctuation and grammar throughout all lessons.

We will have handwriting sessions throughout the week where we will consolidate the formation of our letters as well as getting ready for joining up our writing.

Topic

Our topic this half-term is ‘The Great Fire of London'. We will be investigating and answering a variety of questions such as where is London? How did the fire start and why? What caused it to spread so quickly?

We will look at materials in Science and which materials were used to rebuild London and why. We will be looking at colour mixing to make flames and recreate artwork from 1666 showing the fire. In DT we will be looking at fire engines and how they work.

PE

Our PE sessions will be on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon so please can children be wearing their PE kit on those days. They will need school shoes on but trainers to change into.

Woodlands

Our woodland session will be on a Tuesday morning. Please come to school in long sleeved clothes with trousers and with wellies available should it be wet. You will need to wear school shoes and then change into your outdoor footwear at the relevant time.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is our main form of communication with parents. We try to post most days and this could be information about your child's learning, reminders or general notices.

Home Learning

A home learning menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half term, handing them in on a Thursday. 

Belongings

Please ensure your child's clothing and belongings are clearly labelled including their woodland kit.